Date published: Monday 10th June 2019 3:20
New Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has refused to rule out a move for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgium striker is understood to be a target for the former Chelsea boss and recent reports claim Inter have seen a player-plus-cash offer for Lukaku rejected by Manchester United.
Gazzetta dello Sport claim the Serie A side were prepared to send Ivan Perisic to Old Trafford as a makeweight in a deal for Lukaku, but United have turned down the deal.
It’s understood United want around £70million for Lukaku, who rarely featured under Ole Gunnar Solskajer last season.
The Daily Mail, via ESPN, have even claimed United are ready to turn to the relatively-unknown French striker Sebastien Haller as their preferred replacement for Lukaku.
New Inter boss Conte refused to rule out a possible deal when asked about signing Lukaku.
“I think now it’s very difficult to talk about this. For sure, we have a plan to try to improve the team,” he told the BBC World Service.
“But it will be very important for the players, it will be very important to have a great will and great ambition, me, the players and the club, to try to reduce this gap.
“I repeat in this moment there is a sporting director to talk about this and do this question about the transfer market, about the players. But I repeat, now we are very focused to do the first step and to work together.”